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Hampshire County Council Grants

Community Buildings Capital Fund

When to apply

The Community Buildings Capital Fund is open for applications all year (pending funding available).

Organisations will not normally be awarded more than one grant per financial year (previously funded projects must be completed before a new application is made). If an organisation requires an emergency request outside of the above dates please contact CCBSgrants@hants.gov.uk.

What is funded?

The Community Buildings Capital Fund supports capital based projects including refurbishment and improvement of Hampshire community centres, village halls and charitable and voluntary organisations (which offer a full and varied open access community programme).

What isn't funded?

The following organisations are not funded under this scheme:

The following projects are not funded under this scheme:

Grant criteria and eligibility

The Community Buildings Capital Fund is open to the following community based organisations who benefit a local community/local communities in Hampshire, improving the quality of life for all, particularly those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged:

These organisations must be properly constituted with clear and effective local governance and management structures.

Organisations will not normally be eligible for grants where they hold unallocated reserves in excess of one year’s running costs. Where it is judged that unallocated reserves are unreasonably in excess of what is required or not allocated for legitimate purposes, those organisations may receive a reduced grant. All charitable organisations are expected to have an agreed reserves policy that addresses their financial risk.

Where appropriate, depending on the grant sum requested, the organisation will be expected to submit supporting documentation. All documentation will be used, alongside the application form, to assess against the grant criteria.

Grant criteria

Hampshire County Council can fund up to a maximum grant of £25,000. Normally we would expect match funding of 50% of the total project costs.

Capital based projects must fall into one or more of the following categories:

Organisations need to demonstrate:

Applicants will be expected to have obtained permission from the landlord to undertake the capital work. If required applicants will also be expected to have obtained planning permission and/or listed buildings consent (if appropriate) to carry out the works.

Documentation required

Organisations will also be expected to submit the following documents for ALL projects;

Grants £5000 and over
Grants £10,000 and over

For applications requesting support for capital energy efficiency projects

On occasions, at our discretion, we may require further information and documentation in addition to the above to support the assessment process.

Feasibility studies

In order to assist voluntary organisations apply for funds from other sources, Hampshire County Council may support the costs of feasibility studies. Applications will be considered for 50% of the cost of such studies up to a maximum of £500.

Hampshire County Council will normally fund up to a maximum of 50% of the total project costs not exceeding a maximum grant of £25,000.

If you need any further information or advice please contact the Community Support Team.

Apply now Application guidance notes and online form

 

Contact

CCBS Grants
Hampshire County Council
Serle's House
Gar Street
Winchester
SO23 8GQ

Telephone 01962 845390

Email ccbsgrants@hants.gov.uk

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